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Seeing as there are an estimated 20 million fake Twitter accounts, it’s no surprise that many celebrities’ follower counts are padded with false profiles and bots.
That said, some A-listers have more fake followers than others. The infographic below created by ConcertTour.org reveals the top 10 musicians with the most fake followers, as well as more stats about faux followings on Twitter.
We’ve written before about the nefarious concept of fake Twitter followers.
It’s surprisingly easy for anyone to get 10,000 Twitter followers in a matter of days, simply by signing up on a website like Fake Followers, then watching their follower count explode.
Ridiculous, right? And certainly in conflict with Twitter’s Rules. But, truth be told, some Twitterers, particularly of the celebrity variety like the newly anointed Twitter king Justin Bieber and left-in-his-dust Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, amass fake followers without knowing it.
If you’re relatively new to Twitter, you might still believe in the “rule of high followers”: if someone has thousands of followers, they must be interesting enough to follow.
But those of us who are a bit more battle weary will think twice about admiring a high follower count. We know that it’s easy to artificially inflate, making that user look like one-to-follow when they’re really a dud.
Here’s how to spot a fake follower count.